Romance, Intrigue and Mystery at the Multiplex
Checkout out these films adapted from great books, playing at a theater near you this fall:
A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea
by Richard Phillips.
Tom Hanks stars in Captain Philips, scheduled for release Friday, Oct. 11.
It was just another day on the job for fifty-three-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, the United States-flagged cargo ship which was carrying food and agricultural materials for the World Food Program. That all changed when armed Somali pirates boarded the ship.
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare.
The movie Romeo and Juliet , adapted for the screen by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, is scheduled for release Friday, Oct. 11.
Mortal enmity exists between the powerful houses of Montague and Capulet, but Romeo, the Montagues’ son, and Juliet, daughter of the Capulets, are in love. Theirs is a romance destined to end in tragedy.
Inside Wiki Leaks
by Daniel Domscheit-Berg
WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy
by David Leigh and Luke Harding.
The WikiLeaks movie, The Fifth Estate, is scheduled for release Friday, Oct. 18.
The Wolf of Wall Street
by Jordan Belfort.
The Martin Scorsese directed film adaptation is scheduled for release Friday, Nov. 15.
Belfort founded one of the first and largest chop shop brokerage firms in 1987, was banned from the securities business for life by 1994, and later went to jail for fraud and money-laundering. This is a straightforward account of how he worked with managers of obscure companies to acquire large amounts of stock with minimal public disclosure, then pumped up the price and sold it so he and the insiders made large profits while public investors usually lost.
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak.
Based on the Michael J. Printz winners and honor book, the film adaptation is scheduled for release Friday, Nov. 15.
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel–a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter
George Clooney directs and stars in The Monuments Men, scheduled for release Wednesday, Dec. 18.
The previously untold story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler’s command.
by P.L. Travers
The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American Way of Life
by Steven Watts.
Saving Mr. Banks, the story behind the scenes of how Walt Disney convinced P.L. Travers to bring everyone’s favorite magical nanny to the big screen, hits movie theaters Friday, Dec. 20.